SEKISUI KYDEX Official Response to COVID-19

Monday, November 23, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Impact

Dear SEKISUI KYDEX partner, 

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday in the USA, COVID-19 cases are rising everywhere, causing stress to the healthcare systems in many areas. This third wave reinforces our strong belief that precautions and diligence are still required to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. At SEKISU KYDEX we are continuing our diligent focus on maintaining the safety and health of our employees while continuing to meet the needs of our customers. We continue to update protocols to stay in compliance with CDC and state guidelines, and are actively monitoring the COVID-19 news as it relates to our employees, our customers, and our suppliers. To date we have been able to continue all our operations.    

Please reference this weekly situation report, or as we used to say in the Navy, our weekly SITREP, for the current status of our supply chain, production, lead times, etc. 

November 23, 2020 Status: 

Bloomsburg Campuses: GREEN
Holland Campus: YELLOW 

Summary: All plants are operational, although production at our Holland facility (ALLEN® brand) has been slowed by numerous precautionary absences as well as 5 employees who have tested positive. In Bloomsburg (KYDEX® brand), absences have not impacted lead times.     

Employees:  The Holland, MI facility has been slowed by numerous precautionary absences as a total of 5 employees currently testing positive. In Bloomsburg, there are three precautionary absences, but the previously reported positive cases have been cleared to return to work. All on-site personnel are wearing masks and following other best-practice protocols. All employees who can work from home will continue to do so, as has been our practice since March.     

Customers:  We are expediting all orders for COVID-19 related medical applications. Lead times for all ALLEN® branded products out of Holland, Michigan are currently at 8 weeks. Please contact our Customer Collaboration Team for specifics related to your order. 

Suppliers: We are experiencing no material supply issues, although ABS and PVC resin prices continue to rise due to market shortages.

Shipping: Shipping is operating normally at this time. Our dedicated trucks for the Holland, MI facility are fully operational. International shipping (ocean/air) is still tight, but we have experienced very few delivery issues, and Customer Collaboration will contact you in the event of any impact to your delivery.     

Management: The Senior Management Team continues to meet daily (remotely) to monitor the situation and to update our plans as needed.        

Please reach out to your SEKISUI KYDEX contact if you have any questions.   

Thank you,  

Justin Noll | Vice President, R&D and Supply Chain

T: +1.570.387.6997 x648